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    Factors to consider when planning an outdoor wedding

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    An outdoor wedding is popular amongst newlyweds. Some of the perks of having your wedding outdoor include fresh air, lovely sceneries and a massive open space for guests.  If you’re thinking of getting married outdoors in a beach, a park or in any outdoor setting, there are a few things to bear in mind.

    Portable toilets

    One of the basics you’ll need for an outdoor wedding is portable toilets. Depending on the number of guests, you may want to hire out a few of these, especially if you have quite a large group of visitors. Don’t forget to hire out accessible toilets too!

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    Indoor space

    The weather can change anytime. It could start raining, or they may be strong winds during the day. In case of any changes in the weather, you’ll need to consider having an indoor space nearby for shelter. Indoor space may also be necessary for guests with special requirements.

    Permits

    Some outdoor space, especially public ones, may require a permit. Before booking your venue, make sure you have a permit for space. You will also need to be clear with how you will be using the space and what sort of activities or events will occur during your rental period.

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    Decors

    When decorating your outdoor space, you’ll need rent or purchase decorations that are quite heavyweight or windproof in case the wind gets too strong throughout the day. You may want to avoid buying decorations that are lightweight or made of papers as they are likely to get destroyed or blown away.

    Walking path

    Consider building a walking path from your outdoor space to the main entrance or by the parking space where guest can easily access the venue. Some outdoor space may not have a walking path available in which case you may need to set one up.

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    How to Plan a Summer Wedding on a Budget

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    Summer weddings are popular amongst couples who wish to get married. However, planning a wedding during this time of the year could also be expensive. Luckily there are different ways you can save up when planning your summer wedding. Follow our tips below to ensure you save money when planning your wedding.

    Explore other space

    Venues are probably one of the most expensive expenses on your wedding list. Instead of browsing for costly venues why not try something completely different? For instance, you may want to consider public spaces as they are often cheaper than hiring private areas. There are plenty of public spaces including a park, gardens or even museums. Although public spaces will still charge a fee, it won’t be as high compared to private spaces.

    What’s most important

    Ask yourself and your partner about which part of the wedding is the most important? For instance, this could be the food or the DJ. You may want to prioritise food and hire the best catering company. By doing this, you know exactly which part of the wedding you want to spend the most money on. If the DJ isn’t as important, you can sacrifice this by hiring an affordable DJ. This way you can save money on this part.

    DIY

    DIY is the best way to save money for your wedding. For example, instead of buying an expensive ready-made bouquet, you can easily save some cash by buying your own and putting all flowers together to create your very own bouquet. You can even create your wedding invitations by purchasing your crafts. Alternatively, if you don’t fancy making your wedding cards, you can look for affordable wedding invitation packages.

    Photographer

    Booking a professional photographer can be expensive. However, there are of course a cheaper option including hiring a student photographer. Most student photographers are looking for work to add to their portfolio, and some may even do the photography for free.

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    5 jaw dropping wedding trends to consider in 2018

    It’s wedding season and we have been scouring thousands of great Pinterest ideas to help you wow your wedding guests and make your day super special.

    Are you getting married in 2018? If yes, then this article is for you! We have curated our 5 top wedding trends that will help you make your special day perfect! Be prepared to want to do them all!

    Stretch Tents

    stretch tentsWe have all been to a wedding with a big, white marque tent with heavy plastic sides, it is nice but can get super-hot, it is hard to put up, and is not customizable to your wedding colors or feel. Stretch tents are and they can be designed just for you! They are a great way to prep your outdoor wedding for any weather. Since they are designed for you, you could be having an intimate gathering or a wedding as big as the royal wedding and still be able to have a tent the size you need.

    They can be ordered to your specifications, the color options are pretty much unlimited, plus they create such a great silhouette to take pictures against day or night. Inside the LED lighting that comes with the tent will help make sure your pictures turn out bright and crisp, and give guests a magical feel as they dance the night away on the dance floor, which is also included! So, if you are worried about it being super sunny or ridiculously rainy during your outdoor wedding, worry not, because hiring a stretch tent is a jaw dropping way to be prepared for both.

    Subtle Lighting

    While we are talking wedding details we need to cover lighting, as one of the biggest forgotten it often times gets overlooked even though it is the single most important area! It will set the mood, notto mention, make sure you get stunning pictures you can look back on for years to come!

    When researching what kind of lighting you are looking, remember the soft glow of hanging lights or candles will give your wedding and reception a much more fairytale like feel than super bright fluorescent lights. The options are endless and can be customized to fit any style or budget, here are some ideas:

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    Outdoor Lighting Ideas

    • Hanging Lights from the ceiling. You can customize the light bulbs to the color and wattage you are looking for. These are great for outdoor, because they give off a bit more light for when it gets dark out without losing the fairytale feel.
    • Paper bags with small candles inside. The color of the paper bags iscustomizable, so you keep with your wedding colors and the candles inside can be either flame or battery operated.
    • Trees wrapped in lights. These make great photo backgrounds and really accent the outdoor nature of your wedding, giving off an enchanted forest vibe.

    Indoor Lighting Ideas

    • Floating votive lights. Take any color glass bowl or vase, fill it up halfway with water and then add a slow burning candle to it, it should float and will give off a soft romantic light.
    • Hanging chandeliers. Not all venues havethese but they can be rented and plugged in if you have a high ceiling in your venue.
    • Windows with Hanging Lights. For venues with windows they create great natural light, which we all know, but keep utilizing them even after it gets dark with hanging lights, that only turn on only after it gets dark.
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    Different types of Asian weddings

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    Asian wedding is a big event that’s normally celebrated with their traditions and religions. The event is normally incorporated with meaningful and colourful designs to represent their culture and heritage. Different parts of Asia celebrate their weddings differently to each other. We’ve listed the following countries who have their own ceremonial marriages.

    Korea

    The Korean weddings would have the bride and groom wearing their traditional clothing called the ‘Hanbok’ during their wedding ceremony. The setting of the wedding is prepared beforehand where they would have a traditional table in place. Foods such as chestnut and Korean dates would be presented on the table as symbolising ‘children’ for their marriage. This ceremony is usually celebrated by the groom’s family only.

    Philippines

    Before a wedding is celebrated, Filipinos have a tradition where the groom would have to visit the bride’s parents in advance to ask for the bride’s hands in marriage. Once the groom has the approval of the bride’s parents, both parties would then discuss any ideas and plans on how the wedding should be carried out. It’s an old tradition that is still applied by some Filipinos today. The tradition is named as ‘pamamanhikan’.

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    Decoration Ideas for Asian Weddings

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    Asian weddings can differ in different ways especially when choosing your themes or picking out what decorations you want to use for the event. A lot of Asian themes would most likely have some traditional style on their decoration. You can incorporate the following decoration ideas that can maintain the traditional atmosphere for your wedding.

    Lights

    In most Asian countries, lights and lanterns are the most used source of lighting, so adding the lights as a decoration can instantly give you an ethical or tropical mood.

    Colours

    Asian Weddings normally has a vibrant feel, so it’s important to use some bright colours like red, yellow, gold, green and blue. You can also mix some bright colours with warm colours to balance the colour theme. Depending on the tradition, some cultures are required to wear certain colours in the event.

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    What Makes Muslim Weddings Unique

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    Traditional Muslim weddings will vary significantly depending on the background and religious beliefs of the particular families involved, but one thing’s for sure: as a wedding photographer, you’ll enjoy a unique experience every time you work on one! People have a few misconceptions in general about Islamic weddings, so it’s important to consider the specific needs of the couple in question.

    For example, some Muslim wedding ceremonies are traditional for people of Indian, Bangladeshi or Pakistani origin. These will always differ, but are generally based on Middle Eastern Islamic traditions. A typical wedding would start with two separate preparation ceremonies for the bride and groom respectively. One or two days before the main event, a henna or Mehndi ceremony is usually conducted at the bride’s home. The groom may also be featured in multiple pre-wedding ceremonies, especially the baraat which is a procession immediately before the main event.

    Meanwhile, Malaysian, Indonesian or Thai weddings that follow Muslim traditions may be slightly different, but still compromise of several connected events in general. For example, these nuptials may begin with specific ceremonies for selecting the bridal dowry, delivery of wedding gifts, a pre-wedding family feast and a dedicated time only for photographs to be taken